Labor cost by country: the latest data

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The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. The changes in the next to last column show the percent change in the index from three months ago (or the previous quarter if the data are quarterly) and the last column shows the percent change from the same month (or quarter) last year.

Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

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Change
3 months
Change
12 months
Q3 / 2020
134.50
0.07%
1.36%
Q1 / 2020
117.40
5.58%
9.31%
Q2 / 2020
235.22
-3.29%
23.03%
Sep / 2020
192.99
1.25%
14.07%
Q2 / 2020
106.70
0.57%
2.01%
Q2 / 2020
403.49
-6.26%
-4.92%
Q2 / 2020
143.00
1.27%
8.42%
Q2 / 2020
110.96
-10.98%
-10.76%
Sep / 2020
120.68
1.93%
3.61%
Q4 / 2019
204.02
4.29%
3.20%
Q2 / 2020
113.20
0.35%
-1.65%
Q2 / 2020
101.00
-10.38%
-8.84%
Q2 / 2020
130.30
1.24%
6.02%
Q2 / 2020
106.90
-0.65%
0.75%
Q2 / 2020
123.10
-0.16%
1.48%
Q2 / 2020
110.50
1.10%
3.85%
Q2 / 2020
103.10
0.78%
1.38%
Q2 / 2020
108.10
0.19%
2.56%
Q2 / 2020
112.50
2.18%
4.46%
Q2 / 2020
113.70
2.25%
4.60%
Q2 / 2020
159.90
-8.99%
2.11%
Q2 / 2020
141.80
3.05%
10.35%
Jun / 2020
128.40
5.68%
19.44%
Q2 / 2020
103.20
-6.86%
-4.88%
Q2 / 2020
110.30
1.66%
5.05%
Sep / 2020
94.10
2.84%
-1.57%
Q2 / 2020
130.30
-0.31%
3.00%
Q2 / 2020
136.10
2.87%
11.74%
Q2 / 2020
107.10
-0.56%
-0.93%
Q2 / 2020
99.50
-5.78%
-4.78%
Aug / 2020
138.85
-3.93%
0.62%
Q4 / 2019
169.60
6.67%
5.28%
Q2 / 2020
100.60
-7.37%
-4.82%
Q3 / 2020
1225.00
0.57%
2.68%
Q3 / 2020
124.40
0.73%
2.30%
Q2 / 2020
127.40
0.00%
5.46%
Q2 / 2020
115.10
6.08%
10.04%
Q2 / 2020
166.60
9.39%
17.08%
Q3 / 2020
108.20
19.87%
6.09%
Jun / 2020
107.40
-0.74%
0.75%
Q2 / 2020
128.70
-0.54%
4.89%
Q2 / 2020
118.30
-0.50%
4.51%
Q1 / 2020
175.10
-1.90%
4.16%
Q1 / 2020
132.37
8.98%
-1.33%
Q2 / 2020
113.70
5.96%
8.49%
Q2 / 2020
103.80
-5.03%
-3.71%
Sep / 2020
109.04
1.00%
2.12%
Mar / 2019
122.72
-6.22%
11.12%
Q2 / 2020
133.86
4.68%
14.59%
Q3 / 2020
222.13
-13.38%
8.63%
Q2 / 2020
125.38
-9.02%
-6.84%
Q2 / 2020
132.10
15.07%
22.09%
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